Guided Tour JR Pass
Inland Sea, Rabbits, and Modern History
This scenic island, as yet relatively undiscovered by international tourists, can be fully enjoyed in a day tour from Hiroshima Station. A hiking around the island includes a 10 to 15-minute climb to the observatory where you will be enchanted by views of the Inland Sea and its islands. The tour also gives you a rare chance to learn the modern history of Japan when Japanese militarism went wrong and took its toll on many people in Asia. The island once formed part of the Geiyo Sea Fortress, hosted the Imperial Army’s only one poison gas factory, and was taken over by the US forces as an arsenal at the time of Korean War. Bring veggies for wild bunnies, as they welcome food from your hand.